BRC United Kingdom Retail Sales y/y

Country:
United Kingdom
GBP, Pound sterling
Sector:
Consumer
Medium -0.2% 0.3%
0.2%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
0.3%
-0.2%
Next release Actual Forecast
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British Retail Consortium (BRC) Retail Sales y/y reflect a change in the actual value (including VAT) of all retail goods sold in the UK in the given month compared to the same month of the previous year. The indicator is calculated by the British Retail Consortium. BRC unites all types of retailers, ranging from small shops to large retail chains and malls. The consortium controls and regulates the operation of the British retail industry and provides important statistical information. The calculation includes all the main categories of the British retail sector, except for motor fuel. Companies providing data for the indicator calculation generate 60% of the national retail turnover. To increase the objectivity of the indicator, retail outlets, which were opened or closed during the past year, are excluded from the sample.

The Retail Sales provide the accurate monthly indicator of consumer demand and trade efficiency in the UK. The weak point of the indicator is that only the total amount of consumer spending is measured, without taking into account changes in prices and VAT. For example, during periods of inflation, retail sales may stay the same, but the number of sales (real purchasing power) will decrease.

Since the value is compared with the same period of the previous year, no seasonal adjustment is applied. The value growth indicates an increase in consumer activity and can be seen as positive for the pound quotes.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "BRC United Kingdom Retail Sales y/y" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Sep 2018
-0.2%
0.3%
0.2%
Aug 2018
0.2%
0.3%
0.5%
Jul 2018
0.5%
0.4%
1.1%
Jun 2018
1.1%
0.4%
2.8%
May 2018
2.8%
0.6%
-4.2%
Apr 2018
-4.2%
0.8%
1.4%
Mar 2018
1.4%
0.7%
0.6%
Feb 2018
0.6%
0.4%
0.6%
Jan 2018
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
Dec 2017
0.6%
0.4%
0.6%
Nov 2017
0.6%
0.4%
-1.0%
Oct 2017
-1.0%
0.2%
1.9%
Sep 2017
1.9%
0.2%
1.3%
Aug 2017
1.3%
0.2%
0.9%
Jul 2017
0.9%
0.1%
1.2%
Jun 2017
1.2%
0.0%
-0.4%
May 2017
-0.4%
5.6%
Apr 2017
5.6%
-1.0%
Mar 2017
-1.0%
-0.4%
Feb 2017
-0.4%
-0.6%
Jan 2017
-0.6%
1.0%
Dec 2016
1.0%
0.6%
Nov 2016
0.6%
1.7%
Oct 2016
1.7%
0.4%
Sep 2016
0.4%
-0.9%
Aug 2016
-0.9%
1.1%
Jul 2016
1.1%
-0.5%
Jun 2016
-0.5%
0.5%
May 2016
0.5%
-0.9%
Apr 2016
-0.9%
-0.7%
Mar 2016
-0.7%
0.1%
Feb 2016
0.1%
2.6%
Jan 2016
2.6%
0.1%
Dec 2015
0.1%
-0.4%
Nov 2015
-0.4%
-0.2%
Oct 2015
-0.2%
2.6%
Sep 2015
2.6%
-1.0%
Aug 2015
-1.0%
1.2%
Jul 2015
1.2%
1.8%
Jun 2015
1.8%
0.0%
May 2015
0.0%
-2.4%
Apr 2015
-2.4%
0.0%
Apr 2015
0.0%
3.2%
Mar 2015
3.2%
0.2%
Feb 2015
0.2%
0.2%
Jan 2015
0.2%
-0.4%
Dec 2014
-0.4%
0.9%
Nov 2014
0.9%
0.0%
Oct 2014
0.0%
-2.1%
Sep 2014
-2.1%
1.3%

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